Saul Eslake @ 122nd Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner


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Saul Eslake is one of Australia’s most highly respected economists and a renowned critic of Negative Gearing:

“In my view it is impossible to conclude that negative gearing serves any purpose than to allow wealthily affluent tax payers to defer and reduce tax.”

Mr. Eslake was chief economist at ANZ (1995 – 2009), Program Director at the Grattan Institute and is on a number of boards including the Australian Statistics Advisory Council, the National Business Arts Foundation and the National Housing Supply Council. He will be speaking from a personal perspective.

We meet in the stunning historical setting of the Burke and Wills room before heading upstairs to the lecture theatre at 6.45 pm. A buffet dinner follows.

The Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner is held in honour of the treasured American economist, author of the landmark book Progress and Poverty. George was renowned for his literary style and sense of first principles as espoused in his famous statement:

The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air – it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence.

The Royal Society of Victoria has been promoting Science since 1854. Its members have been instrumental in creating many of Melbourne’s treasured cultural and scientific institutions.

$30 per person whilst tickets last.
Drinks available at cost price. The banquet is vegetarian.

Limited onsite car parking is available via Victoria St.
Directions Enter from Latrobe St

To putting the science back into economics.


  1. THEO15-08-2013

    50 years of failure-That is what happens when governments place the welfare of their campaign supporters (banks and the real estate industry) above the welfare of the housing needs of the majority of Australians. Tell me why? do we vote for any of them again?

  2. Karl Fitzgerald
    Karl Fitzgerald19-08-2013

    I feel the reason is we have lost control of the once ‘public airwaves’. One suspects that over 80% of all campaign monies goes to the media industry. NZ publicly funds all radio & TV adds and does not allow for additional spending in these mediums. That’s not all that needs to be done, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.

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